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Team Kalitta front-halves chassis damaged in Pomona accident for Las Vegas

After a tough weekend in Pomona that claimed two chassis and two bodies, the Kalitta Motorsports team jumped into immediate action to front-half one of the chassis.
11 Apr 2023
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Team Kalitta
After two racing incidents at the last race in Pomona, Calif., J.R. Todd's DHL team worked quickly to put the team in position compete at the highest level this weekend. On Sunday as teams were racing in the Winternationals in Pomona, the primary…
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WATCH: Summit Racing Series Wild Card draw will help set field for title bash

A special Wild Card entry will again fill the eighth spot at the NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship in Las Vegas this fall (Oct. 26-29), joining the champions from the seven division Summit Racing Series Finals. Here's how the drawing went down.
10 Apr 2023
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Summit Racing Series Wild Card draw
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NHRA Summit Racing Series Championship set to return to Las Vegas, Oct. 26-29

The NHRA Summit Racing Series National Championship will return to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, as the final crowning moment of the season. A Wild Card draw was recently completed to round out the eight-car fields.
10 Apr 2023
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NHRA Summit Racing Series Championship
Another thrilling season of racing in the NHRA Summit Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program when it comes to racer participation, is set to take place in 2023, as drivers will again compete for their chance to race for an NHRA…
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Super Comp winner Jessica Bogacki

07 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
93:30
Jessica Bogacki joined her husband, three-time world champion Luke, as an NHRA national event, with a superlative effort in Super Comp. Bogacki was in the teens in reaction time throughout the race and saved her best light for the final, cutting a…
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Top Sportsman winner Chris Newman

07 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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100:03
Chris Newman claimed his second win in Right Trailers Top Sportsman by beating reigning world champ Lance Abbott in the final. Newman ran dead-on his 6.65 dial for the win after Abbott broke out by three-thousandths.  
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Super Gas winner Marko Perivolaris

07 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
105:33
Marko Perivolaris claimed his sixth career win and his second in Super Gas, drilling the Christmas Tree with a .004 reaction time in the final and racing his Camaro to a 9.914 to defeat two-time Winternationals champ Val Torres Sr.’s 9.921.
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Super Stock winner Anthony Bertozzi

07 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
186:45
Moments after winning the Right Trailers Top Dragster class in Pomona, Anthony Bertozzi claimed his second career double when he also scored in Super Stock. Bertozzi was nearly-perfect off the starting line and ran an 8.98 on his 8.93 dial to hold…
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Top Dragster winner Anthony Bertozzi

07 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
191:22
Two-time world champ Anthony Bertozzi earned the first leg of an historic double when he claimed the victory in Right Trailers Top Dragster. Bertozzi topped Andy Spiegel in the final with a 6.66 on his 6.63 dial in a race decided by .012-second.
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Stock Eliminator winner Kyle Rizzoli

07 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
90:36
It took just a week for Kyle Rizzoli to rebound from a final round loss in Phoenix as he stopped Brian McClanahan in the Stock final to claim his 12th national event win and fourth in Pomona. Rizzoli sealed the win with a tight .017-seccond package…
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Competition Eliminator winner Andrew Moeck

07 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
76:27
Andrew Moeck went wire-to-wire for his first career Comp win, qualifying his 220-mph, methanol-fueled, supercharged AA/AM GTO in the No. 1 spot and then defeating 2019 Winternationals champion Scott McClay’s C./ED in the final, (-.60) 6.35 to (-.56…
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Doug Gordon

07 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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126:52
Reigning Top Alcohol Funny Car world champ Doug Gordon, who will retire from driving at the end of the season to turn the reins over to daughter Maddi scored in his 2023 national debut, wheeling the Beta Motorcycles Camaro to an emotional win over…
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2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Joey Severance

07 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
119:03
Joey Severance, the defending Top Alcohol Dragster world champ, got started on his next 25 wins with a victory at the Winternationals, hi. second at the storied event and his fourth in Pomona. The final round was a classic power struggle between the…
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Drag racing’s ultimate thrill ride: NHRA Four-Wide Nationals set for Las Vegas

The biggest spectacle in drag racing is set to return to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series goes four-wide drag racing at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on April 14-16.
07 Apr 2023
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NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
The biggest spectacle in drag racing is set to return to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series goes four-wide drag racing at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on April 14-16. With four 11,000-horsepower…
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Craig Breedlove, America's first 600-mph racecar driver, passes at 86 years of age

American five-time World Record Setter Norman Craig Breedlove died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in Rio Vista, CA. 


07 Apr 2023
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Craig Breedlove, America's fastest racecar driver, passes at 86 years of age
Written by Louise Ann Noeth American five-time World Record Setter Norman Craig Breedlove, Senior, 86, the first person to surpass speed marks faster than 400-, 500- and 600- miles per hour, died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by…
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The Magnificent 11: The short list of non-U.S. born racers to qualify No. 1

At the recent NHRA Arizona Nationals, Cristian Cuadra became the first Mexican-born racer to qualify No. 1 in a Pro class at an NHRA national event. Only 10 other non-U.S.-born racers have accomplished the feat. These are their stories.
07 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
The Magnificent 11
The Insider is back in the saddle after back-to-back weekends in Phoenix and Pomona, and it was Phoenix and the final NHRA Arizona Nationals that provided the genesis for today’s column. Before we get there, let me tip my hat to the history of…
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What drives Pro Stock's lone Mopar man, Alan Prusiensky?

In a Pro Stock sea of bowties peppered with a handful of blue ovals, Alan Prusiensky's Dodge Dart is difficult to miss. Although he hasn't yet experienced the results that he desires on NHRA's Camping World Drag Racing Series tour, Prusiensky remains dedicated and optimistic.
06 Apr 2023
Kelly Wade
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Alan Prusiensky
In a Pro Stock sea of bowties peppered with a handful of blue ovals, Alan Prusiensky's Dodge Dart is difficult to miss. As the lone Dodge campaigner, the New Jersey-based privateer has shown a level of perseverance worthy of respect, and although he…
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Gerber Collision & Glass named title sponsor of Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Gerber Collision & Glass has been named the title sponsor of the upcoming Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance as part of a multiyear partnership.
06 Apr 2023
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Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Gerber Collision & Glass has been named the title sponsor of the upcoming Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance as part of a multiyear partnership. The race takes place May 19-21 at Route 66…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the 2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another, and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
05 Apr 2023
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Tuner Jimmy Prock on analyzing mistakes made with Robert Hight's Funny Car

Bruno Massel talked with John Force Racing's crew chief Jimmy Prock about their Funny Car's qualifying struggles in Phoenix and how they worked to correct them before the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
05 Apr 2023
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Crew Chief Jimmy Prock on analyzing mistakes made with Robert Hight's Funny Car
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Two-decade journey leads Nate VanWassenhove to the KB Titan braintrust

Nate VanWassenhove joined KB Racing 20 years ago as a crewmember and has remained dedicated to the success of the team now known as KB Titan Racing. This season, VanWassenhove has moved up and into a crew chief role.
05 Apr 2023
Kelly Wade
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Nate VanWassenhove
The role of crew chief is a respected position, and one that can garner as much respect — or criticism — as that of the driver. It is critical to the success of the team, and Ken Black and Greg Anderson had that in mind when they wisely tapped Rob…
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The Driver and the Crew Chief: Justin Ashley and Mike Green Talk Winning

On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, host Brian Lohnes talks to Justin Ashley and Mike Green, the driver and crew chief of the Phillips Connect Top Fuel dragster who scored two convincing wins in a row, in Phoenix and then Pomona. 
05 Apr 2023
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NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, two members of the same team join host Brian Lohnes to talk about the red-hot start to their season. Justin Ashley and Mike Green, the driver and crew chief of the Phillips Connect Top Fuel…
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Weekend Rewind: 2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Relive the greatest and most exciting moments from the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals from In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip: All of the great races, wild moments, and close finishers that help make the Pomona event a legend.
04 Apr 2023
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Weekend Rewind: 2023 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals
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J.R. Todd: 'If you knew a weekend like this was coming, you’d rather stay home'

J.R. Todd and the DHL Toyota GR Supra/Kalitta Motorsports team had a tough weekend at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals that claimed two bodies and at least one chassis in incidents on Saturday and Sunday.
04 Apr 2023
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J.R. Todd
“If you knew a weekend like this was coming, you’d rather stay home.” Those were the parting words of 2018 NHRA Funny Car world champion J.R. Todd after a tough, tough weekend at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Todd, who was leading the…
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Funny Car champ Ron Capps will run SRX Series event at Eldora Speedway

Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) has announced that Ron Capps will join the SRX field at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway on Aug. 10, 2023. Capps, a three-time and reigning Funny Car champ, will be the first full-time drag racer to compete in the SRX series.
04 Apr 2023
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Ron Capps
Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) has announced that Ron Capps will join the SRX field at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway on Aug. 10, 2023. Capps, a three-time and reigning Funny Car champ, will be the first full-time drag racer to compete in the SRX…
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Cory McClenathan wins Legends Funny Car title at Winternationals

Cory McClenathan took home the Legends Funny Car title over an eight-car field of Nostalgia Funny Cars at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
03 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Cory McClenathan
It’s been more than a dozen years since Cory McClenathan has won a national event – he scored 34 of them in a decorated career in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Fuel before the funding game took him out of the saddle – but the always popular Southern…
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Anthony Bertozzi doubles to lead Winternationals Sportsman champions

Nine champions were crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, led by Anthony Bertozzi, who doubled up for the second time in his career, winning in Top Dragster and Super Stock.
03 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Anthony Bertozzi
In addition to the Camping World Drag Racing Series action taking place at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, nine champions were also crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, led by Anthony Bertozzi…
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Fans love the all new In-N-Out Pomona Dragstrip

For decades, a pilgrimage to the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals meant a stop at the local In-N-Out Burger, but this year race fans were able to buy their burgers at In-N-Out's biggest burger stand—the In-N-Out Pomona Dragstrip.
03 Apr 2023
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Fans love the all new In-N-Out Pomona Dragstrip
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Five things we learned at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, Race 3 of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, was packed with wild moments and high drama. Here are five big takeaways from the event.
03 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five things we learned at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals
  JUSTIN ASHLEY + MIKE GREEN + TOMMY DELAGO = TROUBLE When Justin Ashley hired Mike Green to tune his fast-rising Top Fuel program in the offseason between the 2020 and 2021 seasons, he brought to the team championship experience with…
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It's a double-double for Ashley in Top Fuel; Hagan, Glenn also score Pomona wins

Justin Ashley completed a double-double weekend at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, following his win in Saturday’s Mission Challenge with a Top Fuel win Sunday. Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Dallas Glenn (Pro Stock) also collected wins at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
02 Apr 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley completed a double-double weekend at appropriately-named In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, following his win in Saturday’s  Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge with a Top Fuel win Sunday. Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Dallas Glenn (…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Sunday photo gallery

The National Dragster photographers were all over In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip on Sunday of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals capturing all of the on-track and off-track action.
02 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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